Roundup – All Passengers to the Gate

By | February 25, 2009
  • has an interesting report on Delta taking over a Northwest route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, reducing the plane operated from 148 to 76 seats and breaking the flight’s connection to Tokyo service, the original reason for putting the flight on in the first place. The new Delta Connection service connects with service to Sydney, not with Tokyo or the new Sao Paulo service.
  • Delta is restoring two dropped Boston routes, Today in the Sky reports, seasonal summer service will resume between Boston and both Nashville and Charleston, S.C.. The two cities currently are the second- and third-largest domestic markets not currently served from Boston and will be offered from June 4th through Sept. 7th on regional jets.
  • American is adding a second daily flight from Miami to San Salvador seasonally from June 11th through August 24th. The flight will be operated with a 148-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which features 16 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy. American also served San Salvador from Los Angeles.
  • Delta will be increasing service at its Salt Lake City hub after a year of downsizing. Starting June 4, they will fly to Bismarck, N.D., Des Moines, El Paso, Fargo, N.D., Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville and Sioux Falls, S.D. They will also add flights to nine other cities, including Baltimore, Oakland, Phoenix, St. Louis, Seattle and Los Angeles, which they already serve.
  • Ryanair inaugurated its cell-phone service during flight. If you read our blog, you already know what we think of Ryanair and the idea. The cabin is too loud a place without noise for people to speak quietly on a cell phone. Thus it will be an unacceptable racket.
  • United Airlines is finally transitioning to a cashless cabin. On March 23rd, United will start accepting credit and debit cards. And after the “spring break season”, they will go completely cashless, with the following exceptions: flights to and from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America…which will permit both, and on United Express flights, cash will continue to be the sole form of payment.
  • AirTran launched a service to Cancun, Mexico from its Atlanta hub today. Service will be once daily.
  • AeroMexico is starting service to a second Canadian city on April 9th, with twice weekly nonstop service from Mexico City to Montreal.
  • Delta Air Lines is planning flights to oil-rich Angola, Reuters reports, the first from the United States. It would serve U.S. oil workers who currently use a 15-hour charter flight known as Houston Express. Delta did not comment.

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